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: Wimbledon 1971 The Lawn Tennis Championships

A courtside view of the sixth day's play
(Also in Grandstand on BBC1)

: Saturday Cinema: King's Rhapsody

Starring Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle
with Patrice Wymore, Martita Hunt

Ivor Novello's famous musical about a Ruritanian prince who prefers the charms of a mature mistress to the responsibilities of kingship and an innocent young queen.


Composer: Ivor Novello
Producer and director: Herbert Wilcox
Richard: Errol Flynn
Marta Karillos: Anna Neagle
Princess Cristiane: Patrice Wymore
Queen Mother: Martita Hunt
King Paul: Finlay Currie
Prime Minister: Francis de Wolff
Countess Astrid: Joan Benham
Jules: Miles Malleson

: Closedown

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews week-by-week the moves made by the politicians and examines the part played by government in the lives of us all.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: The Codebreakers: 2: Eyes in the Desert

Presented by Rene Cutforth

In mid-1942, as Rommel stood poised for his final assault on Egypt, British radio monitors in the desert were electrified to intercept a broadcast from Berlin. It implied that the Germans possessed a stolen American codebook which gave them access to the Allies' radioed military secrets. Could the information gained through this codebook be the explanation of the Germans' unstoppable advance? The reason for a naval disaster in the Mediterranean? How Rommel had gained his title - The Desert Fox?


Presenter: Rene Cutforth
Based on the book "The Codebreakers" by: David Kahn
Director: Robin Bootle
Producer: Bruce Norman

: The Woodlanders: Part 3: Felice

by Thomas Hardy
Dramatised in four parts by Harry Green

Grace has overcome her doubts about marriage and about Suke's visit to Fitzpiers's cottage. Grace and Fitzpiers are due to return from their honeymoon.


Author: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by: Harry Green
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: John Davies
Grace Melbury: Felicity Kendal
Marty South: Annette Robertson
Giles Winterborne: David Burke
Creedle: Billy Russell
Young Timothy Tangs: Ian Norris
Old Timothy Tangs: Arthur Pentelow
Edred Fitzpiers: Ralph Bates
Mr Melbury: Michael Goodliffe
Mrs Melbury: Sheila Raynor
Grammer Oliver: Gwen Nelson
Mrs Charmond: Angela Thorne
The Stranger: John Ringham
Suke Damson: Mitzi Rogers

: Albert

Drums and percussion of every kind are the beginning of everything in music
A film portrait of Albert Parsons, proprietor of a small instrument factory in the mid-Wales town of Rhaeadr: here he made the J. Arthur Rank gong, timpani for the Halle Orchestra, tambourines for the Salvation Army, and the biggest drum in the world for America.


Subject: Albert Parsons
Filmed by: Bill Greenhalgh
Editor: Brian Turvey
Producer: Gareth Wyn Jones

: Meanwhile on BBC2

Starring Kenneth Williams and The Young Generation
Guest artists Hines, Hines and Dad; Kazuo Hatta
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra

(Kenneth Williams is in "Captain Brassbound's Conversation" at the Cambridge Theatre, London; Hines, Hines and Dad are in cabaret at The Talk of the Town, London)


Presenter/Comedian/Writer: Kenneth Williams
Singer/Dancers: The Young Generation
Musicians: Hines, Hines and Dad
Magician: Kazuo Hatta
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreographer: Douglas Squires
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Stewart Morris

: One Pair of Eyes: One Man's Freedom

...is the theme examined by Anthony Grey in this series of highly personal films.

Anthony Grey was the Reuter correspondent in Peking at the height of China's Cultural Revolution. He was arrested by the Chinese Government, as a political hostage, and held prisoner for 806 days.
"Two years of solitary confinement in China might seem to be a destructive and negative experience. Now perhaps the elusive positive aspects are becoming clearer in my mind. Undoubtedly my views of what is important in life have been radically affected by what happened to me".
In this film Anthony Grey draws on his experience of Peking, and an earlier assignment in Berlin, to explore what it means to be a free individual; and discusses with a number of people, among them Michael Stewart, MP, and Arthur Koestler, some of the political and social forces that can put an individual's freedom at risk.

('I learned what really matters': pp 6-7)


Presenter: Anthony Grey
Interviewee: Michael Stewart
Interviewee: Arthur Koestler
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Director: Alan Bell

: Match of the Day: The Lawn Tennis Championships

from Wimbledon
Recorded highlights of today's outstanding match. Jack Kramer comments on the action - introduced by Harry Carpenter


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Jack Kramer
Presented by: Jeff Goddard
Presented by: Huw Jones
Executive Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Midnight Movie: That Lady

Starring Olivia de Havilland, Gilbert Roland
with Paul Scofield, Francoise Rosay, Dennis Price

That Lady was the notorious one-eyed princess whose passionate romance with a commoner angered Philip II, in 16th-century Spain.
In this screen version of Kate O'Brien's best-seller, Olivia de Havilland plays the exotic princess and Paul Scofield - in his first screen role - the fanatical king.


Based on the novel by: Kate O'Brien
Director: Terence Young
Ana de Mendoza: Olivia de Havilland
Antonio Perez: Gilbert Roland
Philip of Spain: Paul Scofield
Bernadina: Francoise Rosay
Mateo Vasquez: Dennis Price
Inigo: Anthony Dawson
The Cardinal: Robert Harris
Diego: Peter Illing
Juan Escovedo: Pepe Nieto
Captain of the King's Guards: Christopher Lee
Fernando: Andy Shine
Bullfighter: Angel Peralta

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